Ashley C. Ford On 'Somebody's Daughter', Forgiveness And Freedom : Code Switch For much of her childhood, Ashley Ford's father was incarcerated, and her mother struggled to raise her while grappling with her own upended life plans. In her new memoir, Somebody's Daughter, Ford looks at how her upbringing shaped her understanding of childhood, authority, forgiveness and freedom.

To Love And Not Forgive

To Love And Not Forgive

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Somebody's Daughter, by Ashley C. Ford.

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For much of her childhood, Ashley Ford's father was incarcerated, and her mother struggled to raise her while grappling with her own upended life plans. In her new memoir, Somebody's Daughter, Ford looks at how these formative conditions shaped her understanding of childhood, authority, forgiveness and freedom.